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From Page To Screen: Mustang (2015) (15)

25apr5:00 pmFrom Page To Screen: Mustang (2015) (15)Bridport's Film Festival

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Bridport’s definitive film festival celebrating the art of literary adaptation.

This year’s guest curator will be Screenwriter and Director, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s coming-of-age sensation was showered with awards on its release, nominated for an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe. Inspired by Sophia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, the director transposes the teenage sisters’ story to a village in northern Turkey where we find them celebrating the last day of term, larking about in the sea with some boys on the way home. 

Although it’s innocent fun, a disapproving neighbour reports them, and they are placed under house arrest by their grandmother and uncle. Lessons in housework replace schoolwork as they are hastily prepared for arranged marriages. But the sisters won’t be cooped up. With blissfully freewheeling camerawork and naturalistic, charismatic performances, Mustang draws us into a world where irrepressible teenage spirits confront patriarchal rigidity in an uplifting debut film brimming with warmth and humour. 

This film is subtitled.

DIRECTOR | Deniz Gamze Ergüven
STARS |  Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu and Tugba Sunguroglu
SOURCE TEXT | Sophia Coppola’s adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel The Virgin Suicides
SCREENWRITER | Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour


For more information please visit

Bridport Arts Centre

Thursday 25th April at 5pm

Tickets: Adult £8 | Cons & U25’s £6

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901 or



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